Germanna Community College gives kids a smile

From Germanna Community College:

Germanna Community College dental hygiene students and volunteer dentists saw 18 patients and provided $7,877 worth of free care today during Give Kids a Smile Day at the F. Lloyd Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg. A single patient received $1,000 worth of care. “Another patient we saved from going to the emergency room which would have likely been a $5,000 visit to hospital,” said Misty Mesimer, dental hygiene program local coordinator and dental assisting program director at Germanna.

Services provided included:

Oral exams

X-rays

Fluoride

Dental hygiene therapy

Sealants

Fillings

Tooth Removal

The dental program is based at GCC’s Locust Grove Campus in Orange County.

 

(Left-to-right:) Germanna Community College dental hygiene student Carolyn Kellison, with Fredericksburg, Va residents Cesar and Sandra Martinez and their five-year-old son Dennis Martinez during the “Give Kids A Smile Day” at the school’s location at the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg, Va on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Eighteen patients from the area were provided almost $8,000 worth of free dental care. (Photo by Robert A. Martin)